March 2012 Hottest March Since 1895

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you thought spring may have been a little too fast, you are probably right. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the United States recorded the warmest winter on record dating back to 1895.

Overall, the NCDC said more than 15,000 high temperature records were broken in March. The average temperature was 51.1 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 8.6 degrees above the 20th century average and 0.5 degrees warmer than the previous warmest March in 1910.

The NCDC reported that out of the more than 1,400 months that have been tracked dating back 117 years, only one month (January 2006) has seen a larger departure from its average temperature than March 2012.

And it’s not just March that has been warm this year. Overall, the first quarter of 2012 was the warmest on record. States east of the Rockies were the warmest in March with states on the West Coast being near or just slightly above normal.

Not surprisingly, the U.S. Drought Monitor found that 36.8 percent of the contiguous 48 states were in a drought. That’s slightly lower than February, but an increase of 28.8 percent compared to April 5, 2011.

The warmer than average temperatures in March also created a severe weather setup that helped spawn 223 tornadoes in a month that averages just 80. The majority of the twisters happened during a March 2nd-3rd outbreak which killed 40 people. The total losses from the severe weather is expected to exceed $1.5 billion dollars.

  • Victor Barney

    Let me guess? The National Climatic Data Center is another federal marxist(anti-christ) agency with politically correct thinkers, but totally unrelated to science. Just saying…

    • dustoff57

      Yet we set a record in Alaska for snow?

    • Bubba

      Don’t trust anyone or anything unless it confirms you existing opinions.

  • Bob

    The earth is 4+ billion years old and all they have is around a 100 years of temperature data to go by? Its not like they are pushing any kind of agenda. Ha.

    • Bubba

      Wrong, 6000 years old.

  • fritz von

    What kind of SUV’s were they driving in 1895 to make it so hot?

    • Bubba

      I think they must have been Fords, the article says the previous record was 1910. Trying reading the article before thinking up your witty comments.

      • dan


        Don’t trust anyone or anything unless it confirms you existing opinions.”


      • Bubba

        I doesn’t say the warmest winter was in 1895. read it again.

      • The Un - Bubba

        Actually the article says the warmest “March” on record was 1910 and the warmest winter was 1895. Try not being stupid before commenting.

  • Tasmanian_Devil


    Next AlGore will stick his head out of his hole and surface, screaming about the non-existent “global warming” again.

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

    • Bubba

      Good one, now go buy gold and freeze dried provisions to prepare for the global financial crisis that is brewing.

  • DG

    Alaska had it’s coldest January ever but that’s not reported since the idiots at CBS that love global warming might look stupid!

    • Bubba

      That is reported everywhere. How did you find out?

      You happily feed at the trough of slop that is fed to you.

    • Fred

      Yeah, that was why they gave the US national aevarge, but that would take reading comprehension to figure that out

      • Rakes

        “Temperatures in Alaska during March, which are not included in the contiguous U.S. average value, ranked as the tenth coolest on record.”

        Click on the link to the source data and you’ll see reading comprehension can do wonders for everyone. The data has been manipulated to support an agenda. You can modify any data bank to fit your own narrative.

  • Fred

    ….federal marxist(anti-christ) agency with politically correct thinkers, but totally unrelated to science. Just saying…

    This guy above cites a myth (the anit-christ) to dispute global warming – which he insinuates is a myth.

    As soon as some clown busts out the anti-christ in any debate, you know he is a moron

    • james214

      So what you’re saying is that you are a moron.

    • Von Frank and Stein

      I think possibly the “Anti-Christ” remark was just to emphasize his level of contempt not that he actually believed that the agency was the “Anti-Christ”

  • Davis

    There were too many buggies with too much horse gas in 1895.

    • Bubba

      The standard Drudge Report operating procedure, read headline, type stupid comment.

      • dustoff57

        read headline, type stupid comment.

        I bet mirrors scare you

      • Bubba

        No, I am not.

      • Eric in CO

        drink cool aide?

      • Bubba

        No, I don’t.

      • Rakes

        All the smart ones occupy Yahoo, CNN, and MSNBC right? Hellen Keller had more sense than you and she was missing two of five.

  • Ca Will

    Here in So Cal we had the coolest winter in 25 years but lets just talk about the areas that support the global warming agends. BTW, how many gas powered cars were in use when the last record was broken over 100 years ago.
    To all things there are cycles.

    • Bubba

      Well, the depth of your analysis convinced me.

      • Lazlo

        Someone has their angry pants on today.

      • Bubba

        And they fit perfectly.

  • Bobster

    Why was it so hot in 1895? Less people, less cars (none), less industry. Maybe it was horse farts (methane) causing global warming back then.

  • moses871

    Wow, so it means it’s just as hot as it was back in 1895… it’s the end of the world! LOL

    Btw, how’s the arctic sea ice doing? Back above normal! Imagine that.

    • Bubba

      Are the Artic Sea ice measurements you are referencing by volume or surface area?

  • MAC

    Seriously? Please show me where in this article the words “global warming” are even mentioned. This article reports a series of observations that show that, on average, the US had the warmest March since 1895. Those are the facts, but nowhere in this article is it pushing any kind of agenda.

    Willfully ignorant people like all of the posters here (except Bubba- thank you for the dose of sanity) are the reason why we can’t have an accurate discussion based on reality, and instead get absurd rhetoric and fabricated information.

  • Eric in CO

    I gues it is easy to have new record highs when the NCDC constantly goes back and modifies past temperature data to make the past seem cooler.

    • Bubba

      Yeah, that’s probably how you keep track of your weight when you are saying that you have lost weight. Have another store brand soda and continue to wallow in your negativity.

      • Eric in CO

        hahah. you dumb f er

      • Bubba

        Good one, bf er

      • Eric in CO

        I assume you have done no research and are a cool aid drinker. Have you noticed NCDC changed the past of icelands records. NCDC and iceland met records are different in the ealy 1900s by 1 degree. NCDC says it was colder. Keep in mind, iceland gives the data to NCDC and NCDC changes it. Why? AGW is more powerfull if you make the past colder. They do this everywhere. This is too complex for you to ever understand.

  • Tom Paine

    Hooray for the early spring! Thank goodness for some of that old fashioned global warming!

    • Bubba

      Yea! Woot, woot.

  • MTB

    I am guessing that in 1895 it was carbon emmissions from “horse made global warming”. PS: the sky is falling..

    • Bubba

      I am guessing that in 2012 you are the reason that there are more horse’s behinds than horse’s heads.

      • Rakes

        I’m guessing in 2012 you became the origin and victim of the “sheeple” metaphor.

      • Bubba

        Rakes, your comments make no sense.

      • Rakes

        See below. My comments rarely make sense to those lacking the neurons required to think for oneself.

      • Bubba

        I agree because your comments don’t make sense to anyone.

  • michael

    It’s all Bush’s fault!

  • Rakes

    How so? You’re one of those people who follow whatever path their leader places them on like a sheep to a shepherd. Sheep + People = Sheeple. Not very difficult to grasp for most individuals.

  • Jerky Miester

    Hey Bubba! Rather than hanging out here to harass posters, go do something productive… like self-buggery or stalking the neighbors dog. Loser!

    • Bubba

      You are, of course, correct. I will get back to work and leave the buggery and doggy style to you, Mr. Miester.

      I am out of here to get some work done and then enjoy the unseasonably warm weather.

  • Rich

    So, it was warmer in 1895? Before SUV’s? Before widespread power plants?
    Who’d a thunk it?

    • Bubba

      Oh my, how many people are just going to read the headline and then post. 1895 was when they started keeping records, in 1910 was the previous warmest March.

  • Bubba

    Oh, you mean like Christians who follow their leader, Christ – sheeple. Yes I am one of those.

  • Bubba

    How do my comments make me a hypocrite. I ask that you look the word up in a dictionary before responding please.

  • RickJamesFool

    Alaska has the coldest winter on record. But of course that data is not calculated because it wasn’t a state in 1895.

  • Reality

    Why is Greenalnd called that?How can a NW passage exist?Why are millions and millions of mastadon,horse,camel,sabre tooth tiger,and sloth fossils all over Alaska and Siberia.The laws of entropy and biology preclude fossils.They can only exist due to catastrophism.

    • Chris Judge

      You should demand a refund for your science degree.

  • Chris Judge

    “Record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record for the contiguous United States, a record that dates back to 1895.”

    This does not mean that March, 1895 was as warm. It means that we started keeping records in 1895. The key phrase is “the warmest March on record.”

  • SueL

    Wow!! And they didn’t have air conditioning in 1895!!!!

  • John Brown

    …..and the temperatures in Arizona and California were as far below normal as the temperatures were above normal in the eastern U.S.

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